The best TV accessories for your home theatre
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TVs often act as magnets to draw the entire family together to cuddle up with Netflix’s latest hit or take a new video game for a spin. But no viewing area is complete without the right TV accessories—from speakers to give you crystal-clear sound to mood lighting to bring each scene to life. This roundup of the best TV accessories for a living room, bedroom or basement setup will take each viewing experience to a whole new level.

Best Speakers and Soundbars

LG SK1 Sound Bar

162 Reviews

The simple, streamlined design of this soundbar allows it to almost disappear beneath your TV. Bluetooth wireless connectivity quickly and easily connects your speaker to your smartphone, tablet or compatible TV for easy setup and use.

Best Speakers and Soundbars

HW-A450/ZC

1 Review

An evening of Netflix and snacks is even more exciting when you’ve got serious sound from room-shaking bass and a wireless subwoofer. Plus, the Adaptive Sound Lite on this system automatically analyzes your viewing content. Whether you’re watching a classic black-and-white musical or a new action flick with big explosions, it will optimize the audio accordingly.

Best Speakers and Soundbars

Bose Soundbar 500

4 Reviews

This sleek soundbar comes with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in, so you always have hands-free access to your favourite music and podcasts. You can also control the powerful sound from this slim unit using an app or the remote control.

Best Wireless Headphones

Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless Earbuds

84 Reviews

With a pair of wireless earbuds, you can quietly and comfortably workout with a guided sweat sesh on your TV, like a Peloton ride or Yoga class, any time of day without disrupting your partner or kids. These earbuds are sweat-resistant, come with three sets of ear gels for a perfect fit and hold up to three hours of battery life (plus another seven hours of charge in the case).

Best Wireless Headphones

JBL TUNE 500BT

712 Reviews

These lightweight, foldable headphones have soft ear cushions and a padded headband, making them comfortable even when you need to wear them for extended periods. (Like, ahem, in the case of a Netflix binge.) Activating a voice assistant like Siri or Google Now is also easy—just push the multi-function button.

Best Wireless Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

160 Reviews

Whether you’re immersed in a late-night documentary or gaming during your lunch hour, clear, crisp sound is essential. These noise-cancelling headphones can connect to your TV and other devices with Bluetooth and NFC pairing. They also come with a noise-rejecting dual-mic system so you can take business calls, too. (You might also like our roundup of best wireless headphones.)

Monster Multi-Color USB LED Light Strip with Remote

Best Mood Lighting

Monster Multi-Color USB LED Light Strip with Remote

1 Review

So, you’re ready to create a fully immersive movie experience right in your family room. This colour-changing LED light strip will help to set the mood, whether you’re watching the latest animated flick with the kids or sitting down with the newest rom-com for parents’ movie night. It’s USB-powered and can be plugged right into your TV.

Best Mood Lighting

Philips Hue Play Extension Kit, White Finish

0 Reviews

Create a gorgeous backlight for your TV by mounting this adaptive light bar behind your screen using the clips and double-sided tape included for setup. You can connect up to three of these light bars to the same power supply and control your lights from your smartphone or tablet using the Philips Hue app.

Luminoodle USB Bias Lighting – LED TV Backlight Strip

Best Mood Lighting

Luminoodle USB Bias Lighting Backlight Strip

0 Reviews

Add a cozy glow to your living room or bedroom with this ambient home-theatre lighting. It casts just the right amount of light for comfortable viewing and helping to reduce eye strain and prevent headaches (since our eyes can struggle to adjust when there’s too big of a difference between a bright screen and a dark room).

Best TV Stands

South Shore Gimetri TV Stand, Rustic Bamboo

34 Reviews

This sleek TV stand with metal legs will feel at home in many different décor styles—from industrial to minimalist. It comes with two fixed shelves that are finished on all sides, in case you ever need to pull it from the wall to double as a coffee table. Use it for TVs that are 65 inches and smaller.

Safdie & Co. TV Stand Reclaimed Wood

Best TV Stands

Safdie & Co. TV Stand, Reclaimed Wood

1 Review

This attractive TV stand has both an aesthetic and functional purpose. The reclaimed wood–style design adds a rustic touch to any living space, while the three drawers provide a spot to hide cords and ugly cable boxes.

Safdie & Co. TV Stand 60L Dark Taupe Staggered Concept 1 Drawer

Best TV Stands

Safdie & Co. TV Stand, Staggered Concept

0 Reviews

This clean, modern TV stand has an open-concept design that will keep your media accessories organized while providing a spot to display books, candles and other décor items. It also boasts a sturdy drawer where you can stash extras, like spare remote controls and unused cables.

Best Wall Mounts

Orbital Holdings 37” to 65” Multi-Position TV Mount

28 Reviews

If you need to hang your TV in a tricky spot, like on a kitchen wall or the corner of a large entertainment room, this wall mount is a great option. The top-mount multi-position design allows you to angle the screen away from the wall to get just the right view, or even adjust for window glare.

Best Wall Mounts

RCA 37" to 80" Ultra-Slim Fixed TV Wall Mount

18 Reviews

The slim design of a flat-to-wall mount means you can hang your TV totally flush with the wall. This setup is ideal in tight spots, like the living room of a condo, where space is at a premium. It’s also a great option for a family room or kids’ play area, where you need to have your TV extra secure.

Best Wall Mounts

TygerClaw 32" to 63" Full-Motion Wall Mount

45 Reviews

Get ready for extra-cozy family movie nights while watching TV over a crackling fire. Because of the adjustable tilt, this wall mount works well anywhere a TV needs to be hung at an elevated position—like over a fireplace or in a spacious bathroom above a deep soaker tub. (A mom can dream!) Use this guide to help mount your screen.

Best Streaming Devices and Blu-ray Players

Google Chromecast with Google TV

582 Reviews

Tech reviewers agree that this is one of the best-ever media streaming devices on the market. The redesigned Chromecast player has an intuitive interface and intelligent search, plus it supports 4K HDR video. Google TV even groups all your recently watched shows and movies together along with your watchlist and preferred content for a personalized version of a typical home screen.

Best Streaming Devices and Blu-ray Players

Roku Express Streaming Media Player

61 Reviews

There’s a reason Roku has been the go-to brand for streaming devices for several years. The Roku Express has a compact design, comes with a built-in OS and is seriously affordable. It lacks support for 4K and HDR, but that makes it a perfect option if you have a regular HDTV and don’t need those upgrades anyhow.

Best Streaming Devices and Blu-ray Players

LG Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray/DVD Disc Player

406 Reviews

This device delivers on all kinds of entertainment. It allows you to access all your most-used streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It has a USB port, so you can easily connect to digital storage devices. And, last but not least, you can play Blu-rays and DVDs, all with exceptional image quality and high-def sound.

Best Universal Remotes

GE-Branded 6-Device Universal Remote Control

10 Reviews

This super clicker allows you to operate up to six devices at one time, including your TV, soundbar, cable and more. It works with all the major brands and connects seamlessly with the latest audio and video devices.

Best Universal Remotes

GE-Branded Pro 4-Device Universal Remote Control

10 Reviews

You’ll be able to operate up to four devices, adjust the volume with master volume control and click straight through to your favourite media platform with the one-touch streaming button. This universal remote is preprogrammed for Roku boxes and Samsung TVs, plus it supports thousands of other video and audio devices.

Smpl Universal TV Remote

Best Universal Remotes

Smpl Universal TV Remote

3 Reviews

Get ready to simplify your home entertainment setup with the Smpl universal TV remote. This clicker has big buttons and comes with a learning function, making it super easy to handle, even for the not-so-tech-savvy.

Best Indoor Antennas

GE Pro Slim Flat-Panel Passive Antenna

0 Reviews

If you’re fed up with cable, it’s time to switch to free TV! As long as the broadcast source is within 64 kilometres (40 miles), you can watch your favourite HDTV channels on 1080p HD—and without the pricey cable subscription. The slick design of this flat panel antenna works great and looks great with any home theatre setup.

Best Indoor Antennas

Digiwave ANT4013 Amplified Digital Indoor TV Antenna

0 Reviews

This indoor antenna can boost your signal with up to 20dB amplification. It comes with swivel and tilt functions, so you can get it in just the right position. Here’s a pro tip: For the best signal, move your digital antenna closer to a window or higher up on the wall.

Best Indoor Antennas

ANTOP Indoor HDTV Antenna with Smart Boost System

39 Reviews

If you haven’t cut the cord yet, fans of TV antennas put it this way: By making the one-time purchase of an antenna and nixing the monthly cable fee you can save cash—or seriously free up your entertainment budget for another streaming service and more movie rentals or video game purchases. (You might like these 12 hot new video game releases.)